On our tour of San Sebastián del Oeste, a Pueblo Mágico up in the hills above Puerto Vallarta, we discovered a magical place.
This type of hibiscus flower is used to make a healthy herbal tea called agua de jamaica in Mexico. (How to make it.)
We also visited an organic coffee plantation. These are the coffee beans grown in an orchard full of coffee trees shaded by taller fruit trees. After the coffee plantation, which was fascinating, we wandered around the town. As usual Al took the grand vista shots while I tended to focus on the little things that caught my eye such as this rusty Fanta sign in a building. Licor tienda sign. Two chairs.
A visit to the church.
A calla lily in a doorway.
An adobe wall with a yellow hibiscus flower. A jewelry maker’s studio. Traditional Mexican leather furniture in the lobby of a San Sebastian hotel that I wouldn’t have minded staying at. Our meal in San Sebastian contained several classic dishes: steamed tortillas (¡claro!)…
chicken mole… and chiles rellenos.
There was also a stop at an organic tequila factory.
The tequila reposada at this organic ‘craft’ tequila manufacturer was one of the best I have ever tasted. If I hadn’t already hit my duty-free booze limit by buying a tequila in town I would definitely have gone for this!
Another reason to stay in this town is that there are even more sights to see in outlying points.